Here at KC Braces + Kids we focus on providing a warm, safe, and fun atmosphere for all kids. We offer a full range of individualized pediatric dentistry services for infants, children, teens and patients with special health care needs.
We work with both parents and kids to create healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
INFANT, toddler and child oral HEALTH CARE
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that your child see a pediatric dentist when the first tooth appears or no later than 1 year old. A healthy and beautiful smile starts at birth. Establishing a dental home within the first year of life will ensure that your child is on track to develop and maintain great oral health in a safe and enjoyable environment.
An infant or toddler's first dental visit is usually short and sweet! These visits allow us to get to know your child and your child to become familiar us. Taking the time to do this will improve your child's oral health care and make subsequent visits much less stressful.
Adolescent oral health care
As children become adolescents their oral health needs change. Pediatric dentist have specialized training and experience guiding the transition from baby teeth to adult teeth.
Let us be your family's guide to having healthy and beautiful smiles. Our team of pediatric and orthodontic specialists will guarantee that your family will receive the highest quality of care with unmatched results!
Braces, tooth whitening, athletic mouth guards, oral hygiene and diet and much more
pediatric dental services
EDUCATION: We focus on educating children and families to develop healthy habits.
PREVENTION: Keeping a healthy smile begins with the 1st tooth. Preventing dental problems is easier and less expensive and less extensive than correcting them.
TREATMENT: When necessary, we offer a wide variety of restorative techniques.
During your child’s visit, our pediatric dental team will review your child’s dental and medical history, thoroughly clean their teeth, take age appropriate x-rays when necessary (usually around age 4), and examine inside and outside your child’s mouth. We will offer tips about brushing and cleaning, and our pediatric dentist will give you and your child recommendations on how to obtain and keep a healthy mouth.
Pediatric dentists are the pediatricians of dentistry. A pediatric dentist is a dental specialist who has completed a two to three years of specialty training following dental school. Residents receive advanced clinical and didactic training, including: behavior management, cleft palate/craniofacial anomalies, advanced clinical techniques, growth and development, orthodontics, operating room dentistry, hospital dentistry, pharmacological patient management, special needs patients, dental facial trauma, moderate sedation, and much more.
Speak to your child positively about their first visit to the dental office. Let them know we will count their teeth and make them sparkle like a their favorite princess or super hero! There will be laughing, games, and even prizes!
Share positive words and imagery to describe their upcoming visit.
Try and arrive to the appointment about 10-15 minutes early. This will give you and your child a chance to relax before their appointment and we will also be able to review important information before your appointment.
Role-playing with them is a great way to get them comfortable with opening their mouth for our dental team. This can be done before bed while brushing their teeth.
Do not use words like poke, stick, sharp, shot, pull, and drill when preparing your child for their dental visit. These are words we do not use and you shouldn’t either.